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June 2017 – Simply the Best

In January, a few Diveline Club members decided to book a week on a Liveaboard doing the Simply the Best Itinerary with Blue O2. Foolishly, they made this information public, and soon the original 3 became a party of 8! So in June this year, the intrepid eight set of for Gatwick’s South terminal to […]

Disabled Diving Instructor course held at Diveline Ipswich

Having attended this course last year and achieving DDI Instructor status, I was lucky enough to be able to assist on this course run again at Diveline Ipswich. Pre-Requisites In order to attend this DDI course, Pro Training candidates should be PADI Divemaster or above (or equivalent rating from aa major dive training organization) Upon […]

So you want to go muck diving ?

Atlantis Resorts Philippines May 2017 One of the few advantages to owning a dive shop is that very occasionally you get offered a “Fam Trip”. These are to showcase a resort or destination so that you are able to discuss the resort with a degree of actual knowledge, so when our friends at DIVE Worldwide […]

Grand Cayman

April 2017 We left Heathrow on 20th April on the BA flight to Nassau and then onto Grand Cayman ( Owen Roberts airport ). Terminal 5 at Heathrow is dedicated to BA and so check in was a fairly simple affair ! After the usual stop over at Nassau where we had an hour ‘s […]

Lowestoft Air Show 2002

In August 2002 at the Lowestoft Air Show which attracts up to 400,000 visitors while watching a display by a RAF GR7 Harrier jump jet flown by Flight Lieutenant Tony Cann the aircraft suddenly seemed to drop, the pilot ejected and the GR7 crashed into the sea. That night I watched it on the television, […]

Royal Evolution

Sudan February 2017 A group of Diveline divers left Gatwick early on Wednesday 15th Feb and flew to Marsa Alarm and after spending the first night in the Marina Lodge we boarded Royal Evolution. The vessel is 40 mtrs long and of steel construction with 2 x Cummins 800hp engines. Being steel, it can cope […]


The Port of London Authority commissioned the Havengore to be built in 1954 as the ports principle survey vessel. Constructed of English oak and teak, she was fully restored between 1997 and 2008. Her proudest moment came in 1965 when watched by over 350 million people worldwide she carried Sir Winston Churchill on his final […]

Lanzarote February 2017

  A fresh faced group of Diveline divers left Luton early on the Morning of Thursday the 2nd. Of February for a weekend Scuba Diving break on the Island of Lanzarote, after a fairly uneventful flight (I was asleep!). We caught a glimpse of the Canary Islands chain out of the aircrafts windows, the volcanoes […]

Explorer Rebreather

Diveline now has 2 Hollis Explorer Rebreathers and now offer try-dives and full rebreather training

Farne Isles in October

   The annual trip to the Farne Isles took place this weekend at Seahouses Northumberland with Sovereign Diving and staying at the Olde School House Guest House. Thanks to everyone who came on the trip I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did, a very good weekend with very good company we […]

Mistral Day 4

Well the. Schedule has changed, the weather is a bit blowy so……. This morning dived Ghianis D. There’s definitely more life on the wreck now. Surge made life interesting going through the inside !! Getting back on the RIB required some impromptu gymnastics 😀 Now off to Gubal to do either the Ulysses or the […]

Day 6 Mistral

early morning dive on Thistlegorm the we’re off to Dunraven and then the Tank dump on the way into Sharm Port Dunraven completely covered in soft and hard corals, very relaxing house reef drift. Israeli tank dump turned out to be a pile of Bren Gun Carriers !! Back into Sharm Marina, out in Sharm […]

Mistral Day 5

Yesterday we dived the barge and Ulysses at Gubal Segrier. Excellent drift on Ulysses and saw the first turtle of the trip. This morning 04:30 startup and move to Rosalie Muller We got to Rosalie and wind got up so only 1 dive was had then off to Thistlegorm for 3 dives. If you want […]

Day 3 Mistral

Started off on the El Arish El Tor just off Safaga ( another large ferry on its side ) Viz not so good ( it,s in a large bay so not much current flow ) Now just waiting for the minesweeper ( El Mina ) this afternoon, looked at the dive brief slides and looks […]

Mistral day 2

up at 05:30 !!! 2 morning dives on Salem Express and afternoon on El Kahfain. A bit sobering to see the empty davits and a couple of abandoned lifeboats 😕 Crew are excellent ( usual mickey taking and humour, it’s a good job they don’t have custard pies on board ‘coz otherwise it might degenerate […]

Red Sea Totaly Wrecked Day 1

Day 1 of the “old Gits on Tour” Here we are in Tornado Marine’s Mistral. We left Sharm this morning and did the check dive on that well loved old vessel ” Emporer Fraser”, large Napoleon Wrasse dropped in to say Hi! This afternoon, Chrisoula K (aka Tile wreck) and “Carnatic” Carnatic just like I […]

Advance Open Water Course 18th July Stoney Cove

Saturday 18th July at Stoney Cove  Advance Open Water Course  with Danny, Robson & David click on images to watch video deep dive on the Stanegarth Diving under the Pub what a surprise one of the locals out for a stroll

How to Clear a Scuba Mask?

After breathing, there is perhaps no skill more fundamental than mask clearing. While other skills, such as gear assembly, are a requisite part of getting in the water, they technically could be done by someone else (although this is not recommended). Mask clearing, however, is a solo skill, and the inabiility to perform it will […]

Diving 101

Challenge your body—and your sense of adventure—with this hardcore underwater sport What’s more bad ass than Sean Connery in Goldfinger when he emerges from underwater with a duck decoy on his head, pops out his scuba regulator, scales a wall, roughs up a guard, plants some explosives and smoothly pulls off his dive gear to […]